May 4, 1916 (Norwalk, CT) – December 30, 1972 (Norwalk, CT); 56 years old
Married Margaret Wilhelmena Kaiser (1925-1997) on January 5, 1952, in Norwalk.
Local address 11 Nelson Avenue and 22 Roosevelt Street
Enlisted on August 7, 1941
Serial number 31049859
Unit: 33rd Infantry Division, 132nd Infantry Regiment
Born to Richard (1872-1951) and Margaret (1880-1959). One brother, Richard Jr. (1907-1994), and three sisters, Margaret Gorman Mackovich (1905-1989), Mildred Gorman Bayne (1909-1999), and Mary Gorman Valieant (1918-2005).
From The Norwalk Hour June 7, 1945
PFC WM. GORMAN, WOUNDED, IMPROVES
Private First Class William H. Gorman, son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard M. Gorman of 11 Nelson Avenue, recently wounded in action in Cebu, is progressing nicely in an Army hospital at a Pacific base, according to War Department telegrams and letters received from him. PFC Gorman who has participated in several major battles writes that his injuries were not of a serious nature, and tells of meeting several servicemen from Connecticut including two Norwalkers, Lieutenant Eugene “Ike” Kern and Ed Horn with the Medical Corps. The latter also wrote his sister asking that she relay news of PFC Gorman to his parents — to tell them that his injuries were slight and that he is recovering. Entering the service on August 7, 1941, PFC Gorman has been overseas since December 1944.
Buried in St. John’s Cemetery, 223 Richards Avenue, Norwalk, Connecticut. Plot number unknown. Photo pending.